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(Updated  February 17 2018
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.207 billion (1207 million)
Mobiles    1183 million 
Landlines: 24 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   327 million
(wired:  20 million;   wireless :  307 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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IT happened in India
  NASSCOM joins govt in massive IT upskilling effort
Hyderabad, February 20,  2018:  The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)   has joined hands with the government to  launch FutureSkills, a platform to upskill some 2 million IT professionals and create an equal number of new entrants  in 8 technologies -- AI,  Virtual Reality, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, 3D Printing, Cloud Computing, Social& Mobile. ....
Bangalore to host Tier-4 Data center
Bangalore, February 18 , 2018: CtrlS Datacenters,  Asia’s largest Tier-4 datacenter and India’s only Tier 4 certified data center and managed services provider is coming to Bangalore. The facility is expected to provide India’s growing tech giants with reliable, robust data management and distribution networks, with near zero downtime and 100% redundancy. ....
Smart testing player SSTS unveils latest edition of pCloudy testing tool
Bangalore, February 17, 2018:   California ( US) and India-based Smart testing  solutions  leader STTS  has  launched  the latest version 5. ...
Hyderabad startup Cyrrup poised to launch a comprehensive vehicle management system
Hyderabad, February 17 2018:  Telematics and Internet of Things (IoT) are at the core of the innovations at Cyrrup, a Telengana-based startup   based  in Kukkatpally near the state capital. ...
View Shravanabelagola annointing in 360 degree VR!
Bangalore February 16  2018:  For the first time, Mahamastakabhisheka devotees will be able to witness the head anointing ceremony of Lord Bahubali at Shravalabelagola in 360 degree Virtual Reality(VR). ...

Education and e-learning
AI and Data Science are top online courses in India
New Delhi December 25 2017: Coursera, the global leader in online education and learning, today announced the list of the ’10 Most Popular Courses in India - 2017’, based on the average daily enrollments by Indian learners over the past year. ....
Cuemath harnesses games to make maths easy
November 15 2017: Cuemath the  leading home-based, after-school learning programm for mathematics has launched a games-based  learning tool  for students of class KG to 8.  The stories have been broadly divided into three levels – Class K-2, Class 3-5, and Class 6-8. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Kerala Tourism reaches out to domestic tourists even as neighbour Goa denigrates them
Bangalore, February 14, 2018: As part of its domestic tourist outreach,   46  Kerala-based Tourism and hospitality companies interacted yesterday with local players  in one of the biggest such business to business ( B2B) exercises seen in the Silicon City. ....
Ground cleared for Internet & mobile calls on flights in India
Bangalore, February 11 2018: Travelers on Indian carriers can hope to surf the Internet and make mobile calls  while in flight very soon. , India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation, redcently    tweeted via his official Twitter account,  "TRAI: WiFi in Flights: TRAI allows Wi-Fi and mobile services on board for flyers in and over India". ....

Wellthy diabetes app features a day-long motivator
Mumbi, February 18 2018:  ‘India’s first clinically tested diabetes ‘digital pill’ for physicians, by physicians  was  launched in Mumbai’o0n February 16 at a conference held by the Maharashtra chapter of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). ....
Fertility is first of many tests supported by Inito diagnostic device
Bangalore, January 11 2018: When  alumni Aayush Rai and  Varun A.V. from IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras respectively  set up medical tech startup Inito in Bangalore, they  worked on one premise: the average Indian had more than one medical need. ....
March of medical self testing
January 1 2018: In an age of increasing anxiety about personal health, we are able to measure many of the key  indicators from  our homes. ...

Product Pulse
Oppo A83 has high-end features at a bargain price
The most popular AI-enabled features of the Oppo flagship have trickled down to a more affordable price band with the A83. Bangalore, February 12 2018: The Chines brand Oppo has a faithful following in India after it  staked out its space as a selfie-friendly smartphone. ....
Samsung earphones for all tastes
Some like  to hear everything. Others like to shut out noise. Samsung caters to both users Bangalore, February 5 2018: Have you noticed how many of the big mobile phone brands, no longer bundle a free pair of earphones with the handset? Inspite of charging Rs 30,00  and more, they make you buy  this key accessory separately. ....
Smartron tphone P is a phone with a big heart!
The new Smartron tphone P comes with a massive battery at an affordable price Bangalore, January 23 2018: Hyderabad-based Smartron,  launched a special edition 'srt. ...

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  India Smart Cities Forum and Smart Villages Forum sees significant EU presence
New Delhi,  February 15 2018: India. India m2m + iot Forum  delivered yet another successful  conference -- the 5th edition of the forum, which hosted India Smart Cities Forum and India Smart Villages Forum, in Delhi recently. It  was jointly organized by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (DMS, IIT Delhi), FI Media (Future Internet and Electronic Media) a project funded by the Delegation of European Union to India and India m2m + iot Forum. ....
Be your own DJ!
Have a blast -- without a central music player or speaker Bangalore, Februry 12 2018: AmpMe  is a popular app that allows you  to connect mobile devices with multiple  friends  and start a party without  a DJ to run the show.  Now the app has come up with a new feature called ‘Offline Mode’ allows users to party without an internet connection and  without consuming their data allowance. ....
SPOT Forum is big success in quest to secure a Cashless India
SPOT (Secure Payment Omni-Digital Transactions) Forum, an independent platform that aims at bringing together Security, Risk and Fraud management professionals from the entire Payments and Merchants ecosystem in India to discuss, debate and evaluate digital payment security strategies and technologies, whilst exploring the challenges from frauds, was held for the first time at Sofitel BKC – Mumbai. ...
Big Data and analytics to dominate Telecoms World Summit this year
Singapore, January 19 2018: Big data and analytics-related services continue to gain traction among local businesses, with the Asia Pacific excluding Japan market expected to grow from $3. ...
AI & Blockchain wll meet in 2018
New Delhi, January 16, 2018: Blockchain will use AI to search through relationship data, says Dr. Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at Silicon Valley analytic software firm, FICO, in his AI predictions for 2018. ...

IT people
  Niranjan Paranjape to drive innovation for GO-JEK as CTO
Bangalore, February 17, 2018: The fastest growing start-up in Southeast Asia, Indonesia-based GO-JEK, has  announced the appointment of Niranjan Paranjape as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Niranjan will lead the team that powers GO-JEK’s 1 million registered driver fleet. ....
Victor Peng to lead Xilinx
Bangalore,January 21 2018: Leading provider of programmable semiconductor products --Xilinx -- has appointed Victor Peng as president and CEO, effective January 29, 2018.  Peng will become the fourth CEO in Xilinx’s history and takes the helm of the global market leader of programmable semiconductor products at a time of increasing momentum and opportunity. ....
Wias Issa to be VP Sales for SoniWall in AsiaPac and Japan
Bangalore, December 7 2017:   Security specialist SonicWall, has appointed Wias Issa to Vice President of Sales and General Manager of its Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) business. ...

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Journalist who exposed Aadhaar data breach deserves an award, not investigation, says Edward Snowden
The US whistleblower made the comment on the UIDAI’s complaint against a reporter of ‘The Tribune’.The journalist who exposed a possible breach of data in India’s biometric identification system Aadhaar deserves “an award, not an investigation”, American whistleblower Edward Snowden. The January 11 2018

Should Indian outsourcing companies worry about US net neutrality?
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Bitcoin the Cryptic Currency
A novel financial revolution -- cryptocurrency -- is providing a new dimension to the way we think of money and savings.......NEW INDIAN EXPRESS November 26 2017


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